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Nehawu pickets outside Parliament

Politics

Cape Town - Scores of Nehawu members sang and danced outside Parliament's Plein Street entrance at lunchtime on Tuesday.

The protesters, including parliamentary staff, were demanding an investigation of "corruption, maladministration, and abuse of power by (parliamentary) management", the National Education, Health, and Allied Workers' Union said in a statement.

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895 06.06.2014 Delegates of NEHAWU sings and dance at special congress held at Birchwood Hotel, Ekurhuleni in Gauteng on friday. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng

It claimed senior officials at Parliament had "colluded" against its members. The union wanted a meeting with National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces chairwoman Thandi Modise.

"The complicity of... officials in flouting the labour laws and sabotaging the work of the Parliament is totally unacceptable," Nehawu said.

Parliamentary officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

 

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